An ethnic Tai-Leng, or “Red Shan,” schoolteacher was reportedly shot dead by unknown assailants on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the murder of a fellow Red Shan man in…
Members of the Kachin Independence Army started a fire that destroyed a warehouse in Hpakant Township on Wednesday, according to Myawady News.
No casualties were reported in a fire that did extensive damage to property owned by a mining company in Hpakant Township on Wednesday.
Soe Zaw Zaw, vice-commander of the Combat Police Battalion based in Hpakant, has apologised for brandishing his gun at a meeting with members of the public.
Proceeds from Burma’s annual sale of jade, gems and pearls totalled US$592.12 million, down nearly 10 percent from 2015, government data showed.
Maung Aye left his poor village for Hpakant, where he risks his life each day to find the one jade stone that will lift him out of poverty.